Habitat Restoration Assistant

AmeriCorps Service Member Position

BACKGROUND

The mission of Rocky Mount State Historic Site is to enrich the lives of the public through educational programs focused upon customs, values, and practices of the early settlers. Rocky Mount also supports the preservation and restoration of native plants.

    ROLE

    The purpose of the Rocky Mount Habitat Restoration Assistant position is to further develop and implement projects that support the preservation and restoration of native plants. Additionally, this position will support educational activities for community members, strengthen organizational partnerships, and carry out daily agricultural based activities.
    This is an AmeriCorps position supported by the Appalachian RC&D Council. AmeriCorps is a national civic organization, who through supporting agencies and organizations places AmeriCorps members in host sites with the goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Supporting community partnership development
      • Assisting in habitat restoration
      • Assisting in developing and implementing educational programs for all ages
      • Supporting volunteer initiatives
      • Carrying out and reporting on data collection
      • Additional historically based agricultural related activities

       QUALIFICATIONS 

        • Background in horticulture and/or biology
        • Understanding of and enthusiasm for native plant preservation
        • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
        • A background in agriculture is a plus
        • Ability to use a tractor and other farm equipment or willingness to learn
        • Ability to work a flexible schedule
        • Must submit to and pass a criminal history background check
        • Must be a US Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
        • Must be at least 18 years old
        • Must abide by a drug-free workplace policy
        • Must commit to an AmeriCorps service term of 12 months (1700 hours)

      Additional Considerations

        • This position requires physical labor associated with agricultural operations.

      BENEFITS 

        • Gain valuable work experience in the non-profit sector and in grant management
        • Gain valuable experience in native plant preservation and ecosystem restoration
        • Living allowance of $1,258.30 a month before taxes
        • Segal Education Award equalling the max amount awarded in a Pell Grant for the fiscal year
        • Student loan forbearance during service term 
        • Child Care stipend during the service term

      HOW TO APPLY

      Please submit your resume to Don Davis, Board Chair: donfdavis@aol.com

      If you have questions about the ARCD AmeriCorps program, please contact Rachel Armor, ARCD AppalCorps Program Director.

      The Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council is 501(c) (3) non-profit organization chartered in 1994. Our Board of Directors includes representation from across the region that we serve. Our mission is to conserve natural resources and improve rural economies through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities. We work to preserve our heritage, promote local growers/producers and protect the lands of past generations so that future generations may be able to enjoy the natural wonders our region has to offer.